Originally Posted by PlainJane
I have been an avid follower of Lord Hanuman. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa has helped in my mental stability during very hard times.
The earliest memory of opening up to the same was when I was a child and was a bit too scared of the dark (the very imaginative kid I was). Any movie with even the slightest scary bits used to disturb my sleep for weeks. My grandfather introduced me to Hanuman Chalisa. Maybe it was the totemism of it all or what, it helped in calming me to sleep like a lullaby.
In hard times it has been this belief that has carried forward. Not with the intention to witness miracles but just the idea that a force is there with you to help you guide towards the right direction and see black and white is pure platinum to me.
Mate even i am follower of lord hanuman but I feel that it is the confidence that you get by reciting hanuman chalisa works more than anything...mantra's tend to have affect on your spiritual aspects..
I can be wrong thou...just my observation.